Getting started on the lightning network

October 23, 2022

Getting started setting up a lightning node reminds me of how it was setting up a bitcoin wallet/node eleven years ago in 2011.

There is still scant information available in once place to guide you through each step and the entire process is very error prone. Hopefully this changes, but for now i'm posting some links as breadcrumbs that helped me along the way.



Getting Started with Umbrel node

Getting started with Umbrel If you are a new user of Umbrel node, here you have a mini guide and links about how to use this amazing simple software node. It is important that if you start from zero knowledge, to begin with reading about what is Lightning Network and how to use it, basic concepts a…

DarthCoinUmbrel Community


Setting up a channel


LNBIG - The Network of LND Servers With Greater Liquidity

The Network of LND Servers With Greater Liquidity


Instructions to get an incoming channel from LNBIG with Umbrel

LNBIG is a big network of LN nodes with huge channels and liquidity. They offer relatively cheap incoming channel capacity. Appr. $3 for a 2M SAT channel, and $4 for a 16M SAT channel. You have to pay for it on LN. Here are the steps to set it up. It looks long and complicated, but when you actually…

btc_lnUmbrel Community


Getting inbound liquidity


Swaps Index • LightningNetwork+

Bitcoin Lightning Network Liquidity Swap Organizer



Getting Inbound Liquidity - PlebNet Wiki

PlebNet Wiki


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